Definition of analepsy in English:

analepsy

noun

historical Medicine
rare
  • Epilepsy (supposedly) caused by distension or disorder of the stomach. rare. Now historical.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From Middle French analepsie (French analepsie) type of epilepsy and its etymon post-classical Latin analepsia (also analempsia) gastric epilepsy from ancient Greek ἀνάληψις + classical Latin -ia, apparently so called because the disorder was thought to affect the upper parts of the head.

Pronunciation

analepsy

/ˈanəlɛpsi/